Unprecedented Ideas. Team Building. Networking.

The Transforming Local Government Conference is heading to Reno, NV in 2019! The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will take place April 9 - 12, in Reno, Nevada. TLG 2019 is sure to be another exciting, unique experience for local government practitioners of all levels. TLG will attract over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the US and Canada. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.

If you had the chance to attend 2018's TLG in Tacoma, WA, then surely you won't want to miss TLG 2019. And if you haven't had a chance to experience a TLG yet, well, find out what the TLG experience means by exploring our website. Stay tuned for updates!

What to Expect at TLG

Innovation & Culture
Unconference Experience

New to the Transforming Local Government conference this year - experience a way to engage that you won't find at any other conference! Image.png Bring your problem to solve and find your how at TLG 2019. What are you working on that you haven’t solved yet? Is there a  TLG session about it – if no, then you’ll get to Choose Your Own Adventure. Let other attendees know your problem – you’ll be connected to an Alliance for Innovation Board Member or others at the conference that can support you to #FindYourHowTLG.Do you have questions about strategic planning, budgeting, creating innovation teams, workforce of the future… or something else we haven’t even thought of? Ask your question and Find Your How at TLG 2019.  LEARN MORE ABOUT TLG

TLG Executive Leadership Track

Full Conference Agenda REGISTER HERE The Alliance for Innovation is a force for creative disruption, building the systems needed to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.  To this end, we strive to exponentially increase the partnerships and collaboration between our organizations and the communities we serve, expanding access, inclusion, equity, participation, and trust. In that we understand that Managers and Assistant Managers have a different How. So we created an Executive Leadership Track at TLG for the first time! City and County Managers and Assistant Managers will spend the day networking and problem-solving to Find Your How. You will hear from exclusive speakers selected to address the growing needs of your role in the organization and community. The track will run on Wednesday, April 10. An exclusive session with opening Keynote Speaker Vinh Giang talking about influence and perspective sharing Tesla Executives will share about vision casting and leading your organization to unchartered territories, as well as the future of electric energy Burning Man Executives will talk about the important role of leadership in community building Close out the day with tabletop discussions with peers to Find Your How Participation in the inaugural Executive Leadership Track is included with conference registration – you will only need to reserve your seat. Email info@transformgov.org to confirm your participation and spend the day with other like-minded leaders looking to innovate in their communities. We’ll see you in Reno!

Innovation & Culture
Special Events & Tours

The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference will take place April 9 -12 in Reno, Nevada. REGISTER HERE TLG Off Site Tours & Activities  Several off site tours and activities have been created for you to further your learning and explore the area. Select the additional activities below, if any, you would like. Tours and activities often sell out - you are highly encouraged to pre-register for events during the registration process before arriving in Reno. TLG Festival!  Thursday, April 11 from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Join us for an evening of sport at Bundox Bocce, Northern Nevada's only indoor/outdoor bocce event space. Located in what was once the casino floor, Bundox Bocce is a 22,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with seven indoor bocce courts, two regulation length outdoor bocce courts, nine skee-ball machines, a shuffleboard table, ping pong, dart boards and full bar with unique menu items. Bundox Bocce How to Play For those new to the sport, which originated in Europe and has amounted a loyal following state-side, simplicity is key. Two teams of one to six people can play on a court at one time with a bocce set consisting of eight large balls and one smaller target ball called the pallino. The team with the most balls closest to the pallino scores, with one point awarded for every ball the scoring team has closer than the opposing team. The game continues until 12 points, or a pre-determined amount, is reached. Bundox Bocce can accommodate 72 players at once. Ticket purchase required Cost: $35.00 during early registration, $40 during regular registration and onsite. (The event sold out in 2018. Purchase a ticket during registration to secure your spot! Tickets will be sold onsite while they last! Joining from the community? You can purchase a ticket at the Reno Ballroom during conference dates while available.) Monday, April 8 Tesla Gigafactory Tour: (meet at the Silver Legacy valet) Covering nearly 2 million square feet in size, Tesla Gigafactory 1 is anticipated to be the biggest building in the world and will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources.  This massive operation (Giga is the unit of measurement representing billions) currently produces Tesla’s Model 3 electric motors and battery packs, in addition to Tesla’s energy storage products, Powerwall and Powerpack.  Come see this state-of-the-art facility and see some wild horses on the way as we depart downtown Reno at 8 a.m., 19 a.m., and 2 p.m. and will last 2 hours each including travel. Due to facility limitations this tour has very limited space, $20 per person. Presentation1.jpg Switch TAHOE RENO (Tours are limited to 11 people) Switch, the technology infrastructure corporation is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy’s data center designs have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solutions.  The Citadel Campus located in Northern, Nevada, will have a capacity of up to 17.4 million square feet of data center space and up to 850 MW of power upon completion, making it the world’s largest colocation data center campus. Tuesday, April 9 Visit Tahoe Tour: Come spend the day learning about majestic Lake Tahoe and the innovative regulatory partnerships that protect this resource. The tour will depart downtown Reno at 9:30 a.m. via tour bus and includes interactive discussion, sightseeing, and a lovely lakeside lunch prior to returning to downtown Reno at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Stops will include the Tahoe Environmental Research Center as well as beautiful Sand Harbor Beach.  Bring a camera and join us for an unforgettable day! Tour is limited to 60 people, $40 per person. visit tahoe tour.png Renown Health Community Tour: 1:30 – 4:00 pm Take a tour of award winning Renown Health system’s main hospital and learn about their Healthy Community Initiatives and how they've worked with the community to create programming and support for trails, nonprofit healing arts programs and urban gardens.  Snack provided. Wednesday, April 10 Generator Tour: 1:30 – 5:00 pm Learn about why and how Reno is the gateway to Burning Man.  Experience one of Reno’s makerspaces, Artech meet local artists, Burning Man founders, and learn about how important Burning Man is to Reno’s resurgence. Tour is limited to 40 people, $20 per person.    burningmanwhaleTLG.png burningmanTLGflag.png               NV Energy Tour: 1:30 – 5:00 pm Limit 10-12 guests Wondering how northern Nevada’s energy infrastructure is helping attract and support major companies such as Apple, Tesla, Google and many other Fortune 500 Companies? Join us for an interactive tour featuring economic development and energy experts from NV Energy, Nevada’s public utility. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the company’s Frank A. Tracy Generating Station, a multi-technology, clean-burning natural gas-fueled power plant complex, with enough capacity to produce electricity for more than a half million households. The experience also includes a drive-by tour of the Tahoe Regional Industrial (TRI) Center with NV Energy’s economic development experts highlighting how they strategically work with businesses, site selectors, real estate brokers/developers and economic development agencies to facilitate business location and expansion within Nevada.   Startup Riverwalk Tour: 1:45 – 5:00 pm Enjoy the true story of Reno’s redevelopment and revitalization during this adventure in the Biggest Little City. Walk on Reno’s revitalized Riverwalk on the Truckee River and stop in a meet Reno’s startup community in the University of Nevada Reno InNEVation Center, the Basement, Arlington Towers, mural tour lead by Artspot Reno and end with a complimentary drink and a game at The Eddy, Reno’s unique outdoor container park.  The tour is limited to 100 people, $10 per person. riverwalkreno2.png riverwalkreno3.png Thursday, April 11 Regional Transportation Commission Coffee and Innovation Tour: 8:00 am – 11:45 am Take an electric bus and experience an interactive tour with guests visiting along the way from downtown to Reno’s up and coming districts – the Midtown District, 4th Street and University of Nevada Reno.  Learn about the work of Washoe County’s Regional Transportation Commission and what local businesses have done to make their districts unique.  This tour involves a construction project visit so please wear closed-toe shoes. Tour is limited to 80 people, $10 per person. TLG tour.png   Exercise Events Morning Poker Run: Thursday, 7:00 am. FREE Run from downtown Reno to the Truckee River and play poker along the 2.8 mile route – whomever gets the best hand wins a prize!  Run sponsored by Desert Sky Adventures. Route - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2192535463 TLGexerciseevent.png TGIF Yoga: Friday, 7:00 am $5 per person drop in fee at event Start your day off right and enjoy incredible views from the top of the Eldorado Hotel looking towards beautiful Mt. Rose – celebrate the day with Sun Salutations and light stretching. Mats provided.  TLGexerciseeventnight.png  

City, Town, County Management
TLG Program

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Find out why TLG 2019 in Reno is worth the wait!

Innovation & Culture
Setting Out for Reno

The Transforming Local Government Conference is heading to Reno, NV in 2019! The 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will take place April 9 - 12, in Reno, Nevada. TLG 2019 is sure to be another exciting, unique experience for local government practitioners of all levels. TLG will attract over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the US and Canada. TLG is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment. Explore Reno

Getting There

Innovation & Culture

Airport Information The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is conveniently located along the I-80 and HWY-395 interchange, and about 5 miles (10 minute drive) from the Silver Legacy Resort and Whitney Peak Hotel. More Information Reno-Flights-Map-Updated-120116.jpg Complimentary Hotel Shuttles Complimentary Hotel Shuttles stop along the curb, outside the D Doors North of Baggage Claim, to pick up passengers.  When you see your shuttle, please approach the vehicle and board. Be advised the shuttle may not stop in front of you. The Silver Legacy Resort offers airport shuttles every 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Offsite Transportation Transportation to all offsite conference events will be provided. More Information on VisitRenoTahoe.com

Innovation & Culture
Hotel & Accomodations

Blocks of rooms are being held at two downtown Reno properties for your convenience. Silver Legacy Resort TLG 2019 will take place at the Silver Legacy Resort. The contemporary casino resort has warm rooms and suites that feature free WiFi, coffee makers, and refrigerators. The resort has six restaurants, plus shops, bars and live entertainment. A small resort fee includes access to a spa, a fitness center and outdoor pool, plus an airport shuttle and secured parking. Group Rates Luxury King: $65.00 per night (weekday rate) Luxury Two Queens: $75.00 per night (weekday rate) Weekend Group Rate: $179.00 per night (Book your room by March 15, 2019)   A nightly Resort Amenity Fee of $28.38 (tax inclusive) will be charged to your room at Check-Out and includes the following benefits (subject to change): Access to the all-new Fitness Center, wireless internet access, in-room coffee, Business Center access, boarding pass printing, airport shuttle service, covered valet and self-parking, unlimited local and toll-free calls, safety deposit box access, and notary services.   This conference block is now full. There are still openings at the Whitney Peak. Whitney Peak Hotel Whitney_Peak_Hotel_logo.png For attendees who desire a non-gaming option, a block of rooms are also being held at Whitney Peak Hotel. Whitney Peak is part of the new Reno story. It is the first of the non-gaming, non-smoking hotels located downtown and has been very successful! Located one block from the Silver Legacy, this modern hotel has vibrant rooms, free WiFi, a larger-than-life rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall, at a staggering 164 feet, and a farm to table restaurant. Group Rates Standard Room: $109.00 per night Club Level - Two Queens: $149.00 per night (Book your room by March 15, 2019)   Book Your Room  

Community Engagement
Around the Town

We want you to join us in April to highlight Reno, Nevada as it serves as the host for our 2019 Transforming Local Government Conference. Reno is a collision of contrasts, where the scenery, amenities and activities change as rapidly as the elevation. This is where world's collide. Join us in the "Biggest Little City in the World" for a fun filled and inspiring event you won't soon forget. Resources to Plan Your Trip VisitRenoTahoe.com Reno Tahoe Map Reno Tahoe International Airport

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